Community Shorts

Posted April 13, 2006

After-school program begins
Register now for the Creative Choices After-School program sponsored by the YMCA of Martha's Vineyard. Registration forms are available in the school offices or at Cottagers' Corner, 57 Pequot Avenue, Oak Bluffs.

For more information, call Julie Giordano at 508-696-7171. Registration runs through April 20.

Every day is Earth Day
In mid-April thoughts turn lightly to Earth Day, when, for the past 14 years, the Vineyard Conservation Society (VCS) has organized beach clean-ups around the Island. This year the beach clean-up will be held on Saturday, May 13 and not on Earth Day, which is April 22.

The change was made because of school vacation and the weather in May might be a little better, although rainy, cold April weather in the past never seemed to deter large crowds from participating in the beach clean-up.

The May 13 clean-up event runs from 10 am to 12 noon. The locations are: in Aquinnah - Lobsterville and Philbin beaches; Chilmark - Squibnocket; Edgartown - South, State, Lighthouse, and Fuller Street; Oak Bluffs - East Chop Beach Club, Eastville, Joseph Sylvia State Beach, Sunset Lake; Tisbury - Lagoon Pond, Owen Park, Vineyard Haven harbor, Lake Tashmoo; Chappaquiddick; West Tisbury - Lambert's Cove, Cedar Tree Neck.

Join with friends and neighbors on Saturday, May 13, and help VCS clean up our beaches.

Calling Tisbury growers and artists
The First Baptist Church on Spring Street in Vineyard Haven announces the new Tisbury Home Grown Market beginning on Saturday, June 24. The weekly market will be open from 9 am to 2 pm each Saturday through Sept. 9.

Vendors who sell their produce, flowers, artwork, or craft items must be Tisbury residents. The church will be selling food but vendors of prepared food must have a food certification for their kitchen.

For the past two years the church has undergone major restoration. The weekly market is a way for Islanders to enjoy the church grounds and for Tisbury neighbors to sell their wares.

For more information on the Tisbury Home Grown Market, call Lynn Tuck at 508-693-5186.